Skip to comments.Barack Obama speaks at Notre Dame, calls for 'fair-minded words' (Barf)
Posted on 05/17/2009 12:23:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SOUTH BEND, Ind.President Barack Obama confronted the issue of abortion head on Sunday at Notre Dame, acknowledging that differences over the issue are largely irreconcilable but issuing a plea to those on both sides to tone down harsh rhetoric and search for common ground he believes is possible.
I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away, Obama said. No matter how much we may want to fudge it indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable, he told graduates.
Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.
Obamas 20-minute commencement address marked his most direct remarks on abortion as president and he delivered them at the nations flagship Catholic university, where his appearance sparked protests. But while he often drew on his personal experiences to make his points and highlight his respect for Catholicism, Obama never substantively addressed why he believes a woman has the right to abortion.
Still, it wasnt long into his speech before Obama touched on the issue that has defined his commencement invitation. He asked in a rhetorical way a constitutional law professor in him coming out - how people can adhere to principles and fight for what they believe in, without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side, Obama said:
Nowhere do these questions come up more powerfully than on the issue of abortion.
Obamas speech was all about the rhetoric.
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This guy is scary sick.
May God forgive that evil bastard that ACORN vote fraud put into the White House.
Fair? How about this Hussein? Hey Hussein, do you understand THIS?
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MASSIVE BARF. When the President of ND spoke it sounded like both a Democrat convention as well as an Obama convention. I am ill. This whole thing disgusts me on multiple levels. Notre Dame and many of her graduates, their parents, faculty, and obviously their president all belong to just another liberal university no different than any others in America. Mother Mary, the use of the word Catholicism, God’s principles etc, and Jesus are just lies, deception, and hypocrisy. This day has clarified to me how completely wayward much of American Catholicism is. I am sick.
Damn,I am tired of that lie.
All I’ve heard as I’ve switched over from the ball game was “Right wing ideologues”.
The people on the "other side" HAVE NO CONVICTIONS.....
....That is where his argument falls apart.
Their belief is that there is nothing right or wrong. That is not conviction, it is liberal hog wash.
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Looks to me like he has an issue with his downward head movement.
Either that or he is an above all elitist who craves personal power.
And to think that all this time the far left and Democrats had us believing that Bush was the most divisive president ever....oh, the irony.
He talks without saying anything, like Clinton did. Both are douche bags.
I hope his kidneys fail. LOL.... That is soooooo funny!
“a constitutional law professor in him
Damn,I am tired of that lie.”
You and me both ,He is nothing but a Filthy Communist.
It is his record on abortion 100% in support of abortion as well as importing it world wide, but also his massive attack on the Godly on Christian religions with his many enactments of laws etc against the holy, and the religious, believers, and the Jewish people in Israel. The fact that this man was both given an honorary degree at Notre Dame as well as a platform for his deceptions and such support has shown how lost this country has become. Very sad. I am so happy many fought against this and will continue to.
What is scary sick is that the vast majority at ND and Catholics in general support and love the guy. I want to puke.
He asked in a rhetorical way a constitutional law professor in him coming out - how people can adhere to principles and fight for what they believe in, without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side, Obama said:”
And yet he laughs when Sykes jokes that she hopes that Limbaugh’s kidneys fail? And what about that hack on his staff that suggested that the Obummer’s name their dog “Ms. California”?
When the dean spoke of how Catholics support pro life issues, I noticed very few applauded. Most stayed seated behind him.
Yes. Me too. Continued prayers and actions where we are called. The path is narrow and I too am deeply saddened and sick.
Mark Warner was the Commencement speaker at my son’s graduation last Sunday. He said politics needs a return to civility, disagreement doesn’t indicate one is less patriotic.We should listen to each other and learn.
Funny when President Bush was in office dissent was patriotic now that Obama is president, disent is uncivil and mean spirited.
Who will point out the hypocrisy?
“He asked in a rhetorical way...how people can adhere to principles and fight for what they believe in, without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side, Obama said”
Take his speech and substitute the word abortion for slavery.
Evil is evil. Period.
“...the views of most Americans are...complex and contradictory...” Say what? In other words, it is far too complicated an issue for the “little people” to properly comprehend.
Yes. And a bit lukewarm on mention of other areas such as ‘the environment’ or whatever he said. Can you imagine attending this? It is like attending a Democratic convention and Obama support rally with deluded and deceptive use of religious and Christian believer jargon. It is a great delusion. A great deception. It is a travesty of Jesus and of God. It is the great work of evil. May some or maybe many in the audience get this. May their hearts be shown the truth and if not today in the coming days.
>>What is scary sick is that the vast majority at ND and Catholics in general support and love the guy.<<
And let’s not forget the Protestants and Jewish faiths as well.
Common ground? Dead is dead, there isn’t any halfway point!
It’s absolutley laughable to hear Democrats try to talk about civility or not “demonizing.” Their lack of class and professional is beyond question. Their constituencies are filled with hate, violence and immaturity beyond description.
As if ‘political correctness’ is not enough? They want more? Of course, they do.
“He asked in a rhetorical way a constitutional law professor in him coming out - how people can adhere to principles and fight for what they believe in, without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side, Obama said:”
If so, why did you allow pro-lifers to be termed domestic terrorists by DHS?
The ND president also said something like just because people disagree with him Obama doesn’t quit talking with them. HA! We all remember when he told the national Republican legislatures, “I won.” How about the attacks on any national figure not matter if they are a private citizen or not that has challenged or even questioned his policies. That commencement to day was mass delusion and lies.
And yes; ‘scary-sick’ is Obama in two words. Have not read all the posts; but am guessing that ‘TOTUS’ is leading him from somewhere. . .
When will dumbarses like the guy on Fox News now, stop trying to say Obama is a uniter and has the ability to bring us all together. He doesn’t and won’t ever earn my respect. He’s the most polarizing President in the history of the country and anything but a uniter.
This from Mr. Chicago Politics. What a laugh.
There is not downward head movement when looking down your nose at the rest of the world.
I watch that crowd. They gave him overwhelming support, just as the Catholic’s did in helping him into office.
Obama now owns the Catholic Church.
"common ground" - BS
"But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature." - BS
"views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory" - BS
It's real simple: either you are for killing innocent babies or you aren't. Period. End of discussion. Common ground my ass. Ain't nothing "complex" or "contradictory" about it. Pun-> It's like being pregnant, you is or you ain't. No common ground there!
But in every situation, I try and find some good. So here's the good: the speech lasted only 20 minutes.
The graduates are incredibly stupid and their parents paid for this “education.” Obama and the 2006 Dem Congress has screwed their future. There are no jobs. They all hope to get govt Obama thug drone jobs.
These kids are morons.
and who went down that road? theOne goes after individuals like rush limbaugh, and his honkies demonized him.......how can he stand there with a straight face and shovel this drivel?
Someone please explain to me how there can be compromise between deliberate murder and “THOU SHALT NOT MURDER!”
Hitler would have been proud.
When the President of ND spoke it sounded like both a Democrat convention as well as an Obama convention.
I thought it was a campaign speech for the next election. SICKENING!
Still above his paygrade.
Hopefully They will never have babies since “The ONE” doesn’t want his “Girls” punished by becoming “Pregnant!”
Boy you said it and covered this travesty so very well.
These kids are morons. America’s intellectuals are determined to destroy America, the West and everything the America stands for. They are doing the very thing which people like Marx and Lenin had hoped would happen. One of the key methods of destroying a society is to go after the youth. The youth are impressionable. Their minds are open, and they are looking for values.
I almost wrote Senator Warner this past week to ask where was his condemnation of that Sykes woman and her hateful rant delivered the night before my son’s graduation? Or in the past of Michael Moore or the hatemongers who made the film of President Bush’s assassination?
I wonder if Sen Warner was at the dinner last Sat night?
Jenkins' hysterial speech praising Obama was disgraceful. One of the most disgraceful and shameful moments in Catholic intellectual history and the postconciliar period. It's clear Jenkins' is an hysterical supporter of Obama and shameless liberal. This was absurd from the Stockholm Syndrome valedictorian to the hysterical cheering for Obama.
One moment of great irony: As Obama started his spin on relativism for abortion you could hear a baby crying in the audience on the Fox News feed.
Resident (Pres_ent) Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., or Barry Soetero, or Mr Michelle Robinson, or Sock-Puppet, has ALREADY stopped talking in any meaningful way with those who differ from his point of view - after all, he won, doncha see, and that proves the rightness and justice of his cause.
There is a power this current occupant of the Oval Office answers to. It just is not one the most of the rest of us would like to see in charge.